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2013
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Courtney B. Vance — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Courtney B. Vance

Show:
Lucky Guy

Role:
Hap Hairston, the no-nonsense editor of impulsive tabloid columnist Mike McAlary.

Bio Brief:
Two-time Tony nominee Vance earned critical acclaim for his performances in 1987’s Fences and 1990’s Six Degrees of Separation. He’s also well-known for his five-year run on NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award

Tony History:
1987: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Fences
1991: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play, Six Degrees of Separation

Fun Fact:
In 2009, Vance and his wife, actress Angela Bassett, co-wrote an autobiographical book about their relationship called Friends: A Love Story.

Quotable Quote:
“I was completely at sea. I didn’t know what I had entered into. George [C. Wolfe] always said, there’s an easy version of this play, and we’re not doing it. It’s storytelling, but it’s active storytelling. George was always talking about making sure that whatever energy happened, you have to take that energy and use it to propel you into the next scene. We really had to depend on him to tell us what this world was and how we remained active in it.” —Vance in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/13

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play